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Programme of 2014 Finn-Sino Education Forum

Organisers: University of Tampere, City of Tampere

Time: 10:00 – 16:00, April 25, 2014

Place: K103, Linna Building, Kalevantie 5, University of Tampere

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Purposes of Forum:

  • To identify opportunities and challenges in education cooperation between Finland and China
  • To share experience and viewpoints on the existing cooperation with China in the field of education
  • To explore the potential of a new Finn-Sino education cooperation network for bridging the Finnish and Chinese actors in education cooperation

 1.      Opening (with refreshments)

10:00 – 10:15 Professor Harri Melin (Vice-Rector, UTA) Video

10:15 – 10:25 Mr. Pekka Kivekäs (Purchasing Manager /Education, Competence and Economic Development, City of Tampere) Video

10:25 – 10:35 Ms. Tiina Vihma-Purovaara (Counsellor of Education, Ministry of Education) Video  

10:35 – 10:45 Mr. Deng Liming (Head of Education Section, Chinese Embassy) Video 

2.      General Framework of Finn-Sino Education Cooperation

10:45 – 11:00 Professor Seppo Hölttä (Chinese Education, Research and Exchange Centre/CEREC, University of Tamere): China-Finland education Cooperation, Potentials and Challenges

Presentation  Video

11:00 – 11:15 Professor Cai Yuzhuo (CEREC, University of Tampere): Finn-Sino Education Network: Building Up the Bridge between China and Finland from CEREC’s Perspective

Presentation Video

11:15 – 11:30 Professor Liu Baocun (Finnish Education Research Centre, Beijing Normal University): Finn-Sino Education Network: Building Up the Bridge between China and Finland from FERC’s Perspective (Online Presentation) 

Presentation Video

11:30 – 12:00 Discussions

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (at own expenses)

3.      Cases of Practices: key actors from education, industrial, governmental sectors share opportunities and challenges

13:00 – 13:15 Mr. Matti Hämälainen (DIGILE) Video

13:15 – 13:30 Ms. Tiina Raatikainen (EDUCLUSTER Finland Ltd.): Cooperation with China

Presentation  Video

13:30 – 13:45 Mr. Pasi Kaskinen (CEO, Finland University Ltd.)

Presentation Video

13:45 – 14:00 Discussions 

14:00 – 14:30 Ms. Ulla Virtanen (International Officer, TAKK): VET Education potential with the Sister City of Guangzhou

Presentation Video

14:30 – 14:45 Ms. Elina Harju (Learning Bridge and Opinpaja Oy)

Presentation Video

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break

4.      Conclusion and Closing

15:15 – 16:00 Panel discussion: different operations fit into the Finn-Sino Education Network (Moderator: Prof. Seppo Hölttä) Video


Mr. Liming Deng (Head of Education Section, Chinese Embassy)

Professor Yuzhuo Cai (CEREC, University of Tamere)

Ms. Sofia Lahdeniemi (CIMO)


16:00 Closing

Professor Harri Melin, Vice-Rector, University of Tampere 


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